Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2 year old with annoying habits

Questioner: Lori

Subject: Breaking habits

Question: I have a daughter that will be two in December. I have allowed a few issues to become troublesome habits. In which order should I try to break these - attachment to bottle (though not during the night), attachment to pacifiers (day and night) and sleeping in our bed (for the second half of the night)?

Answer: Dear Lori,

Your daughter isn't even two yet. How troublesome can these two habits be. I strongly suggest you allow her to outgrow these "habits." I promise she will not go off to kindergarten with either of them if you relax and let them disappear on her own time.

Best Wishes!

M Kay Keller

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